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La Altena Diner 2

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8644 E Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-8325
(423) 893-9047
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We have visited here several times and always found both food and service excellent. Very friendly with a quaint Mexican atmosphere. Everything we have tried here has been great. They have a wonderful all you can eat, Sunday buffet with tons of fresh food, salad and deserts for $8.99 pp. Tuesdays are 99 cent tacos. I guarantee that you won't... More 

Thank Gail H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

The chips, the salsa, the service, the drinks, and the food everything was amazing. This was our first time coming here and we loved it, we are definitely coming back. For a drink I would recommend the mango water.

Thank Katherine G
Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

This Mexican restaurant, Plaza Del Sol, and El Meson are the only 3 worth visiting in East Brainerd. Consistently good for the price.

Thank Dave4501
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for lunch around 11:30 Sunday. Wife and I both got buffet. Everything we tried, even freshly brought out food was room temp, not even warm. Service was good, friendly, no problems there. Food tasted ok, slighted seasoned, nothing out of the ordinary though. Overall I wouldn't recommend getting the buffet if you do visit.

Thank Jeff P
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

it's your typical Mexican restaurant--all you can eat chips and salsa; all you can eat food bar on the weekends...friendly people. We really like the salad with shrimp, tilapia, and chicken. Yummy!

Thank iamtheirvoicenk
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a restaurant I had been wanting to try since I have recently moved back to the area so my grand daughter and I stopped for a quick bite one day. We stood there waiting to be seated for several minutes as there were no signs of life anywhere except a group of customers already seated. When the waitress... More 

Thank Zen M
Chattanooga, Tn
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This restaurant is less than a mile from my house, down at the foot of a hill from my neighborhood. Their first few years in business were great. Great food, great prices, great service. Lately, however, we drive on past for other Mexican restaurants. We gave them about 5 more chances after our first disappointment. The quality has gone downhill.... More 

Thank Chattahost
Ringgold, Georgia
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I don't know how in the world this restaurant has good reviews and a 71% customer rating. My family and I went for lunch today and had the buffet. BIG mistake....the food was cold, and many of the items were made from frozen products. I've eaten here one time before and had a bad experience but wanted to give them... More 

Thank allieGA88
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I can't say enough of how good our food was and the portions a plenty. The two meals my wife and I had were not as Americanized as usual and we enjoyed that. Drink were also value priced. We will be back for sure. We have been to many other Mexican rest's in Chattanooga and this one is by far... More 

Thank seeking_stillness
Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

We gave them a second chance yesterday after a bad first experience about six months ago. The first time, I had fish tacos that were bad. I mean the fish stunk! It was border line rotten. The table was sticky and there were fruit flies everywhere! It was very dirty. We went back a second time because we were invited... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Buffet
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8644 E Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-8325
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: (423) 893-9047

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?